STORY HIGHLIGHTS


Iran: New US Sanctions Contradict Negotiation Attempts

CNC
Added On June 10, 2019

Iran's Foreign Ministry says that fresh U.S. sanctions on Iran's petrochemical sector contradict U.S. President Donald Trump's claims for negotiations with Tehran. 
 
World News has the details. 
 
 
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday that the new sanctions came only few days after Trump's call for negotiations and proved that his claims for talks were "hollow". 
 
   
 
On Friday, U.S. Treasury Department announced that the U.S. had imposed economic sanctions on Iran's Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company. 
 
   
 
Mousavi said the sanctions are "violations" of international law and an example of "economic terrorism", urging the world's reaction to what he called Washington's "bullying" policies.
 
   
 
The spokesman said, quote, "all countries have a responsibility to react to the blatant violation of fundamental principles of international law and not let the achievements of the international community regarding multilateralism fade away by U.S. bullying and unilateral measures."
 
   
 
The U.S. has already imposed sanctions on Iran's oil and energy exports and has exerted embargo on Iran's international financial transactions. 
 
   
 
Iran has called the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear deal as an "illegal" move and has vowed to resist the U.S. pressures.